PS2 Games On PS4 Doesn’t Really Mean Sony’s Console Is Backwards Compatible

There are a total of eight games that can be played from the PS2 library.

Posted By | On 07th, Dec. 2015 Under News

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Those of you who thought the launch of some PS2 games on the PS4 was the beginning of full fledged backwards compatibility are likely disappointed today to learn there is a total of eight PS2 games that can currently be played on your PS4. Those who were hoping backwards compatibility was actually coming were likely not really paying attention to what Sony was saying. The firm has made it clear for a while now they aren’t interested in adding backwards compatibility to the PS4.

Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Worldwide studios boss has been feeling the brunt of the frustation from gamers who thought they were going to be able to play a ton of old PS2 games on their current generation console. Most of those gamers felt that at the very least, if an emulator was going to be used, the PS2 games that have been made available, should be playable if they already purchased them. Turns out that people who want to play something like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will need to actually purchase it as a digital download again.

Shuhei Yoshida took to Twitter over the weekend when gamers started inundating him with questions about why Sony did it this way and his response was short and sweet “we’ve been explaining that PS4 does not have backward compatibility.” The exec isn’t wrong, the company has made that fairly clear. The problem is that it seems like using emulation the way they have, it would be a no-brainer to open that emulation up to a ton of games, not less than a dozen.

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  • Starman

    Just come clean , be honest and tell everyone that it’s part of the streaming service….

    What happen to the 10,000 ps2 games ?…..

    • Mr Xrat

      You should go look up what streaming is.

      The smell is you, Xgimp.

    • Truth™

      Rscottycuck your tears have been incredible trying to defend this and pretending you don’t care

      Rogue Galaxy runs 1292×896 on PS4 at 30FPS with 4:3 yet it can run full 1080P with a 60FPS hack and 16:9 Widescreen forced on PCSX 2. It’s rather pathetic Sony’s weak console can’t even run PS2 games at a full 1080P range PC’s have been supporting for near 8 years now

      Losing games to PC, defending emulation. Can’t you just admit PS4 is a COD and Dewritos box already and PC won the generation 🙂

    • Hailey

      It’s all about the games. When PC gets exclusives from Xbox One and PS4 (some of which are super awesome must have, must play games-SOME), then it will win the generation.

      PC is pretty much just another gaming option, nothing more nothing less. It can have graphics so good you can’t tell it’s not real life but it’s missing some games that it can’t get.

      Oh, btw. If rumors are true, Nintendo NX will be more powerful than even the highest end gaming PCs, at least for a while, with its INDUSTRY LEADING CHIPS.

      I’m guessing you’re praying that rumor’s not true, lol

    • Truth™

      Nintendo add to the industry unlike Sony who turned into just as big scam artists as Microsoft with their COD and Netflix box. I wouldn’t be mad at all 🙂

  • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

    They must be salty


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